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Crochet Monstera Leaves

Crochet Monstera Leaves

Three Crochet Monstera Leaves – the newest addition to my collection of Irish Crochet patterns (available HERE).

Originally, I planned to crochet a set of Monstera Leaf coasters, like this one:

Crochet monstera leaves coaster

But, somehow, this project just grew the legs of its own and took off in a completely different direction than I originally planned!

So I ended up with a pair of earrings for a day

Crochet Monstera leaves earrings

… a crochet Monstera leaves canvas…

Crochet Monstera Leaves canvas

…and no coasters at all…

I am glad to report though that the crochet Monstera Leaves picture has survived the creative process and is actually on my wall now.

Himself also likes it, and even uploaded the image as his smartphone screen background – I feel really flattered πŸ™‚

I crocheted these Monstera Leaves using irregular Tunisian lace, a process I described before when creating a Rose for my Irish Crochet Dress.

Materials and Tools used for Monstera Leaves project:

  1. The yarn is 100% mercerized cotton 100g/460m approx. 

2. 1mm hook for two larger leaves and 0.75mm hook for the smallest leaf.

You could potentially go up to 1.5mm hook, but anything larger than that, will make the process very difficult as you will be crocheting on a flat surface.

3. Soft worktop or a flat cushion.

4. Pins, scissors, needle.

5. Printer to print out Monstera Leaves drawings.

The way the process works is:

You attach your drawing of a Monstera Leaf to a flat soft worktop (or a cushion).

You crochet irregular Tunisian lace looking at the wrong side of your crochet Monstera leaves. This is the same procedure as in any Irish crochet project when you are working on the lace. Keep attaching your lace to the surface as you go along.

Monstera Leaf Process

After you have filled the space with the lace, remove your crochet Monstera leaves, turn them around and see the real picture. Finish off the edges, sew in the thread ends. And now repeat the process with two smaller leaves.

Medium Monstera Leaf process

crochet monstera leaves - small

Remember to block your Monstera leaves with a steam iron, otherwise your leaves will not be completely flat.

Embroider leaf veins with a contrasting thread using simple running stitch.

Voila!

You’ve got three beautiful crochet Monstera Leaves!

You can make the larger leaves into coasters, use the smaller ones for accessories, such as earrings, or do what I did – create a crochet canvas!

A crochet canvas picture was the first for me. I only bought the canvas in order to have a white background for taking pictures…

But a week later it ended up on the wall!

You never really know which direction your crochet project will take you!

For Step-by-step instructions downloadable PDF pattern:

Click here for Monstera Leaves pattern

Remember to drop me a line asking for a 30%OFF coupon for this pattern at: hobbyistontheroad@gmail.com

Create beauty one stitch at a time!

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Irish Crochet Dress: Elements Completed

Irish Crochet Lace Dress Elements

I have just reached a very exciting stage in my Irish crochet dress project: I have all Irish crochet elements completed for the dress.

The next stage will be laying them out into a dress shape and crocheting a lace in order to create the dress.

But at this point, I’d like to do a quick recap of all Irish crochet elements completed for this dress.

As you may remember from my previous posts, Irish Crochet technique requires each decor element to be crocheted separately and then assembled together by crocheting lace in between the elements.

This wine tumbler makes a perfect gift for a crocheter on any occasion.
A fun gift for a crocheter πŸ™‚

So here are the elements I had to crochet for this dress:

14 rosebuds on stems.

I started crocheting the dress from these rosebuds, which was a mistake as, at that first stage, I wasn’t very skilled in Irish crochet technique.

People were telling me my rosebuds looked more like pink snails…

So I stopped and came back to them after crocheting a number of other simpler elements first.

crochet elements completed

70 background roses.

These will be used to fill in spaces between the main picture, so they won’t be immediately noticeable.

crochet elements completed

16 Medium sized roses.

6 Large roses.

I think these are the least successfully fulfilled elements.

Somehow the master’s roses in the instructions I bought are so much more precise. But I didn’t go re-crocheting them since when I laid them out with other elements the overall picture looked fine.

crochet elements completed

1 Main rose.

I showed you the process of making this rose HERE

crochet elements completed - main rose

45 green leaves of various sizes and colour variations.

As you can see above, these did not come out as perfectly as I would have wanted…

…but then I thought that not every leaf in nature is perfectly symmetrical and identical, so again, I didn’t obsess over the imperfections too much and continued with other elements.

30 brighter leaves.

crochet elements completed - bright leaves

100 background leaves.

Similarly to background roses, these will be used as ‘fillers’.

crochet elements completed

30 small ‘buttons’.

These are one of the basic elements of Irish crochet technique. As I was crocheting them, I thought they can easily be used to liven up a piece of clothing or even summer shoes.

crochet elements completed - buttons

8 Small flowers.

27 scrolls.

15 little ‘bushes’.

40 Cords.

29 stems and branches of various lengths.

So here I am at the final (and most likely most complicated) step of my project – assembling the dress and making sure it looks right. πŸ˜€

It feels a bit daunting, but I keep reminding myself that every single element I made seemed daunting at first…

Create beauty one stitch at a time!

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